Did you know that your health insurance may give you money back towards the cost of your children’s membership to sports clubs?

Many people aren’t aware that they can claim back up to €50* on annual membership to sports clubs endorsed by the GAA, AAI, FAI or IRFU under the Benefit Plan with Irish Life Health. However, it doesn’t stop with kids memberships; adults can also claim back on sports club memberships or opt to claim back towards the cost of their gym membership instead.

Health insurers have launched a range of plans with a sweep of lifestyle benefits tailored for active members. For example the Benefit plan allows members to claim back up to €250 per year for their gym membership, life coaching, sports massage, dietitian / nutritionist consultation and even money back on the cost of fitness wearables such as FitBits, Apple Watches or Garmin devices.

While traditional health insurance plans are focused around hospital cover, alternative plans are launched every couple of months. These provide excellent hospital cover combined with these extra benefits, which consumers find extremely useful. There are also suites of corporate plans available which allow members to claim back significantly on the cost of everyday medical expenses such as trips to the GP, specialist consultant visits, dentist visits and physiotherapy sessions. But here’s hoping you don’t need as much physio treatment as the lads taking to the field on Saturday against Wales! 


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*€50 can be claimed back on sports club membership under the Benefit plan with Irish Life Health.

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